Dean Salo, DDS, is a multi-specialty dentist who provides exceptional dental care at Select Dental & Orthodontics in Torrance, California. Dr. Salo believes that cosmetic dentistry is an art form and requires attentive and detailed care to achieve beautiful outcomes.
While working in a dental lab, Dr. Salo became interested in cosmetic restorations. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, as the youngest student in his class in 1989 with his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. After graduating, he pursued his doctorate in dental surgery (DDS) at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Dr. Salo has been trained by well-known dentistry leaders at the Misch Resnik Implant Institute, including Dr. John Kois and Dr. Michael Pikos. He provides dental care to several famous faces in Los Angeles as well as patients seeking state-of-the-art dentistry.
At Select Dental & Orthodontics, Dr. Salo focuses on providing natural-looking and feeling restorations. For the perfect bite, he utilizes proven techniques such as divine proportions combined with new technologies like T-scans®, CT scans, lasers, and other forms of digital radiography.
Many patients have anxiety and fear when it comes to dental treatments, so Dr. Salo made it his personal mission to become certified in oral sedation. He currently holds certification in IV sedation and provides sedation options for all dental treatments. His training and expertise in cutting-edge technologies, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), also allow him to accelerate patient healing.
Dr. Salo is affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he supervises and practices dentistry for their general residency program. He also loves to give back to the community through donations and relief efforts for organizations such as Spirituality For Kids International Inc., Jewish Home for The Aging, Art of the Brain, and the Avon Cancer Walk.
Dr. Salo’s passion for dentistry and love for his patients keep him motivated to stay current with all the latest developments in dentistry. He works both abroad and domestically, assisting prospective dentists in building patient-centered practices with modern dental techniques. As a native of Los Angeles, Dr. Salo hopes to make an impact on his community by helping as many patients achieve their dream smiles.